Church Langton: St Peter, Church Langton

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St Peter's is a Collegiate-type Church of amazing proportions. This is due to 14th and 15th Century benefactors and the influence of the Hanbury family, Patrons and parsons in the 18th & 19th Century. Rector William Hanbury organised the first performance of Handel's Messiah in a Parish Church in England in St Peter's on 27th September 1759. The church has a wonderful acoustic and is conscious of its musical history; music is a key part of its worship.

St Peter's sits at the heart of its parish serving three villages of Church, East and West Langton. Church Langton primary school is sited across the road and the school attends church in regular services during term time.

In 2014, St Peter's, along with the churches of Thorpe Langton, Tur Langton and Shangton joined forces with the Benefice of Welham, Cranoe, Glooston and Stonton Wyville forming the Wider Welland Partnership, a team of eight churches serving the people living in this picturesque part of south Leicestershire.

Our friendly congregation meets every Sunday at 10.30am offering two family Eucharists on the 1st and 4th Sundays, with hymns played on the organ; while on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays, worship and praise, with hymns and music with our worship band, Free Spirit. Refreshments are offered after every service.

We use Hymns Old and New "One Church, One Faith, One Lord" in our worship. An enthusiastic team of bellringers rings on Sundays for 30 mins before Services. St Peter's also welcomes visiting ringers.

St Peter's offers a warm welcome to everyone.



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Rev'd Janet Gasper, Priest-in-Charge
26 Jordan Close
Market Harborough
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(01858) 465 978 (Priest-in-Charge)

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Family Eucharist Service
Family Eucharist, lead by our priest, Rev.Janet Gasper on 1st and 4th Sunday of every month, following Church of England Common Worship, with hymns played on the organ. Everyone welcome, families and children especially. Refreshments served in church after service.
Every first and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Family worship and praise
Services of song and praise, for all ages, lead by the Lay team, with music group, Free Spirit. They take place on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of every month. These services do not include Eucharist. Refreshments served in church after the service.
Every second and third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


Stained Glass
Church Open Every day 9am-5pm (or before sundown in winter) Cream Teas served first Sunday after Easter to last Sunday of September from 3-5pm
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 3497
Built: 13th-15th Centuries
Our Patron: The Bishop of Leicester and E Brudenell Esq
Archdeaconry: LEICESTER (191)
Deanery: GARTREE (1ST DEANERY) (19105)
Benefice: The Langtons and Shangton (19/104AM)
Parish Legal Name: Church Langton with Tur Langton (190097 )
CofE Church Info: (619097 19/97)
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This page was last updated on Tuesday 6th December 2016
Church Langton: St Peter : Stonton Road, Church Langton, Leicestershire, LE16 7SZ - Centre of the village

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